Exquisite virtual reality work coming to the Riddoch

In a moonlit backyard a mythical game of cricket is being played between two boys. Over the course of the game, we contemplate the physics, motion, pitfalls and beauty of this idiosyncratic sport.

Created by Trent Parke and Narelle Autio in collaboration with Matthew Bate, Summation of Force VR is a virtual reinterpretation of their moving image work.

Dark, surreal and exquisitely beautiful, this virtual reality artwork uses cricket as a metaphor for life itself.

The Riddoch is excited to show this unique work on the following dates:

14 – 16 June
2 sessions:
11am – 12pm
2pm – 3pm

19 – 22 July
2 sessions:
11am – 12pm
2pm – 3pm

All sessions are drop-in with no bookings required. Located in the Kings Floor VR Suite, first floor of the complex. Free event.

Work Credit:
NARELLE AUTIO & TRENT PARKE, The Summation of Force (Virtual Reality), 2017, VR Equirectangular monoscopic 360° video, 14 minutes with sound, edition of 3. Courtesy the artists and Hugo Michell Gallery, Adelaide.

Artists – Narelle Autio & Trent Parke
Directors – Narelle Autio, Trent Parke & Matthew Bate
Produced by – Closer Productions / Autio-Parke / Jumpgate VR
Editor – Raynor Pettge
Line Producers – Katrina Lucas, Bec Summerton
Composer – Jason Sweeney
Sound Design – Leigh Kenyon
Actors – Jem & Dash Autio Parke

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